June 2008

For vacationing families visiting Disneyland and other California theme parks, tickets are expensive enough. But as of July 1, there’s an additional ticket you don’t want to get, one that could cost $100 and up for driving while talking on a hand-held cell phone.

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by Chris Jernigan on June 30, 2008

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Now that gas prices have topped $4 per gallon, Congress finally seems ready to give Amtrak a reliable future. But should they? Is city-to-city passenger rail travel relevant to today’s Americans?

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Everyone seems to have the perfect idea for surviving the most dreaded of travel experiences: the cross-country red-eye flight.

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There’s trouble in paradise. With the skyrocketing fuel prices and the looming economic crisis, tourism is down all across the state because families are postponing or downsizing their vacation plans.

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Don’t want to pay hundreds of dollars for a cruise line-sponsored shore excursion? You might want to consider going online and browsing Cruise Critic’s “Roll Call’ forums where guests booked on your cruise look to find other like-minded guests to share tours and save a lot of money.

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by Chris Jernigan on June 27, 2008

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With a barrage of new airline fees coming at us this summer, it was just a matter of time before visitor-starved sites introduced their comprehensive, look-nowhere-else guides to surcharges. But if these references aren’t deeply flawed yet, they soon will be.

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Travel is now all but out of reach for those of us on a shoestring budget. But not completely, as Jennifer Hammitt explains.

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Airlines are reducing services and nickel-and-diming us for everything from checked luggage to Cokes. Are hotels next? David Burns thinks so.

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